Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries & feature films across a wide variety of genres & languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause & resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
With the fast growing number of productions across scripted series, docs, unscripted & Films, including highly successful French shows such as Lupin, Netflix continues to expand its presence in France & seeks an experienced business & legal affairs executive to join Netflix's growing French Originals initiative.
Based in Paris, the role is on the Business & Legal Affairs team & will be focused on supporting the growing slate of Netflix original content produced in French language. The candidate will be a key contributor in scaling our French language content operations, working alongside creative partners to structure content production & acquisition agreements & carry out Netflix' objectives in France. In doing so, the candidate will be responsible for understanding the legal landscape & production customs & developing & executing on Netflix's strategy as necessary to bring local content to Netflix's global streaming platform.
In particular, the candidate will be involved in negotiating production & acquisition deals for programming either with third-party local partners or directly with talent & representatives, as well as overseeing business & legal affairs matters during production. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with deal-making & production legal issues in the French film & TV marketplace especially in the context of the AVMS implementation & independent production requirements. The role requires a deep knowledge of the business & legal intricacies of the French media sector, creative thinking, good judgment, the ability to collaborate strongly within a team, & the flexibility to quickly pivot within a strategy.
The successful candidate will have 7+ years of broad-based entertainment experience in France with both the legal & business aspects of production & distribution. Including; direct experience structuring, negotiating & drafting agreements for commissioning & development of film & television content, including talent, vendor & other contributor agreements; thorough knowledge & practical experience of guild/union clearance; & knowledge of the European film & TV distribution / production landscape. Experience providing in-house support in a major studio, television network and/or entertainment company is preferred. Fluency in English & native French are essential requirements for this role.